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Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet Counds, To whom I am so infinitely bound. [him, 1s fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;

Por. You should in all tense be much bound to The motions of his spirit are dull as night, For, as I hear, he was much bound for you. And his affections dark as Erebus :,

Anth. No more than I am well acquitted of. Let no such man be trusted.-Mark the musick. Por. Sir, you are very welcome to our houle:

Enter Portia, and Nerilla at a distance. It must appear in other ways than words, Por. That light we fee, is burning in my hall. Therefore I fcant this breathing courtesy. How far that little candle throws his beams!

[Gratiano and Ne-ifja seem to talk apart. 60 shines a good deed in a naughty world. [candle. Gra. By yonder moon, I swear you do me wrong;

Ne: When the moon Thune, we did not see the In faith, I gave it to the judge's clerk:

Por. So doth the greater glory dim the leis : Would lie were gelt that had it, for my part, A substitute (hines brightly is a king,

Since you do take it, love, so much at heart. Until a king be by; and then his stite

Por. A quarrel, ho, already? what's the matter? Enipties tielf, as doth an inland brook

Gra. About a hoop of gold, a paltry ring Into the main of waters. Munick! hark! [Mufick. That the did give me; whole potiy was

Ner. it is your musick, madam, of the boule. For all the world, like cutler's poetry 2

Por. Nothing is good, I fee, without refpeét; Upon a knife, Love me, and leave me noi, Mchinks, it sounds much tweeter than by day. Nir. What talk you of the poely, or the value?

Nir. Silence befiuws that virtue on it, madam. You swore to me, wlien I did give it you,

Por. The crow doth fing as sweetly as the larki, That you would wcar it till your bour of Jeth; When neither is attended; and, I think,

And that it should lie witli you in your grave: The nightingale, in the thrould sing by day, Though not for me, yet for your vchement oatis, When every goose is cac kling, would be thought You should have been respective 3, and have kept it, No better a musician than the wren.

Gave it a judge's clerk !-but well I know, How many things by leaton feason'd are

The clerk will ne'er wear hair on his face that had it.
To their riglit praise, and true perfection ?-- Gra. He will, an if he live to be a man.
Peace! how the moon fleeps with Endymion, Ner. Ay, if a woman live to be a man.
And would not be au ak'd! [ufick icafes. Gra. Now, by tliis hand, I gave it to a youth,
Lor. That is the voice,

A kind of boy; a little icrubbed 4 boy,
Or I am much deceivid, o Portia. [cuckow, No higher than thyself, the judge's clerk;

Por. He knows me, as the blind man knows the prating boy, that begg'd it as a fee ;
By the bad voice.

I could not for any heart deny it him. [you, Lor. Dear lady, welcome home.

Por. You were to blame, I must be plain with Por. We have been praying for our hufbands' To part 10 flightly with your wife's first gift ; welfare,

A thing stuck on with oaths upen your finger, Which freed, we hore, the better for our words. And riveted with faith unto your He'h. Are they return'd?

I gave my love a ring, and made liim fuear Lor. Madam, they are not yet ;

Never to part with it ; and here he tands: But there is conie a messenger before,

I dare be sworn for him, he would not leave it, To fignify their coming.

Nor pluck it from his finger, for the wealth Por. Go in, Nerilla,

That the world masters. Now, in faith, Gratiano, Give order to my servants, that they take You give your wife too unkind a cause of grief; No ncle at all of our being ablent hence;-- Ain'were to me, I should be mad at it. Nor you, Lorenzo; Jellica, nor you.

Ball. Why, I were best to cut my left hand off,

[-4 tucked! Counds. And iwear I lost the ring defending it. [-4jden Lor. Your husband is at hand, I hear his trumpet : Gra. My lord Batanio gave his ring away We are no tell-tules, madam ; fear you not. [sick. Unto the judge that begg'dit, and, indeed,

Por. This night, methinks, is but the day-light Deserv'd it too; and then the boy, his clerk, It looks a little paler': 'tis a day,

That took some pains in writing, he begs'd mine; Such as the day is when the sun is hid.

And neither man nor master would take aught Enter Ballanio, Anthonin, Gratiano, and sheis. But the two rings. followers.

Por. What ring gave you, my lord ? Baff. We hould hold day with the Antipodes, Not that, I hope, which you receiv'd of me? If you would walk in absence of the sun.

Bafj. If I could add a lye unto a fault, Por. Let me give light, but let me not be light; I would deny it ; but you see, my finger For a light wife doth make a he..vy husband, Hath not the ring upon it, it is gone. And never be Ballanio fo for me;

Por. Even fo void is your falie heart of truth, But, God fort all !-- You are welcome home, my By heaven, I will ne'er come in your bed lord..

my friend. Until I see the ring. Buli. I thank you, madam : give welcome to

Ner. Nor I in yours, This is the nian, this is Anthonio,

'Till I again see mine.

I leaning, a flourish on a trumpet. 2 Knives were formerly infcribed by means of aqua forris with inert fentenccs. 3 divaning; refponuda + Meaning, perhaps, a Itupted or jau ub-like boy.

Bala

Bolt. Sweet Portia,

Bas. Nay, but hear me: If you did know' to whom I gave the ring, Pardon this fault, and by my soul I swear, If you did know for whom I gave the ring, I never more will break an oath with thee. And would conceive for what I gave the ring, Anth. I once did lend my body for his wealth? ; And how unwillingly I left the ring,

Which, but for him that had your huíband's ring, When nought would be accepted but the ring,

[To Porria. You would abate the strength of your disple.- Had quite miscarry'd: I dare he bound again, sure.

My soul upon the forfeit, that your lord Por. If you had known the virtue of the ring, Will never more break faith advisedly. Or half her worthiness that gave the ring,

Por. Then you shall be his surety: Give him this; Or your own honour to retain the ring,

And bid him keep it better than the other. You would not then have parted with the ring. Anth. Here, lord Ballanio; swear to keep this What man is there so much unreafonable,

ring If you had pleas'd to have defended it

B.:J. By heaven, it is the same I gave the With any terms of zeal, wanted the modesty

doctor. To urge the thing held as a ceremony?

Por. I had it of him: pardon me, Bassanio ; Nerita teaches me what to believe ;

For by this ring the doctor lay with me. I'll die for't, but some woman had the ring. Ner. And pardon me, my gentle Gratiano;

Bof. No, by mine honour, madam, by my soul, For that same scrubbed boy, the doctor's clerk, No woman had it, but a civil doctor,

In lieu of this, last night did lie with me. Who did refuse three thousand ducats of me, Gra. Why, this is like the mending of highway And begg'u the ring; the which I did deny him, In summer, where the ways are fair enough: And lutter'd him to go displeas'd away ;

What! are we cuckolds ere we have deserv'd it? Eren he that had held up the very lite

Por. Speak net so grossly.--You are all amaz'd: Of my dear friend. What should I say, sweet lady ? Here is a letter, read it at your leisure ; I was en forc'd to send it after him ;

It comes from Padu., from Bellario: I was belet with thame and courtesy ;

There you shall find, that Portia was the doctor ; My honour would not let ingratitude

Neriila there, her cierk: Lorenzo here Su much besmear it: Pardon me, good lady ; Shall witness, I set forth as feon you, For, by theie ble led candles of the night, And but even now return'd; I have not yet Had you been there, I think you would have Enter'd my house. ---Antonio, you are welcome ; beggd

And I have better nens in Itore for you, The ring of nle to give the worthy doctor. Than you expect: unteal this letter tool! ; Por Let not that doctor e'er come near m; There you thall fin, three of your argofies house :

Are richly come to bu bour suddenly: Since he hath got the jewel that I lov’d,

You mall not know by what itrange accident And that which you did swear to keep for me, I chanced on this letter. I will become as liberal as you;

Anih. I am duinb. I'll not deny him any thing I have,

Bull. llere you the doctor, and I knew you not? No, nui my body, nor my husband's bed:

Ga. Were you the clerk, that is to make me know him I thall, I am well sure of it:

cuckold? Lienot a night from home; watch me, like Argus: Ner. Ay, but the clerk, that never means to do it, If you do not, if I be left alone,

Chlefs he live until he be a man. Now, by mine honour, which is yer my own, Bf Sweet doctor, you shall be my bedI'll have that doctor for my bedfellow.

fellow; Nir. And I his clerk; therefore be well advisd, When I am absent, then lie with my wife. How you do leave me to mine own protection. Anth. Sweet lady, you have given me life, and Gra. Well, do you so: let me not take him then;

living i For, if I do, I'll mar the young clerk's pen. For here I read for certain, that my hips Anith. I am the unlappy subject of these Are safely come to road. quarrels.

Por. How now, Lorenzo? Por. Sir, grieve not you; You are welcome nct- My clerk hath some good comforts too for you. withitanding.

Nor. Ay, and I'll give them him without a B.:J. Portia, forgive me this enforced wrong;

fee.--
And, in the hearing of these many friends, There do I give to you, and Jessica,
I swear to thee, even by thine own fair eyes, From the rich Jew, a special deed of gift,
Wherein I see myself,-

After his death, of all he dies possess'd of.
Por. Mark you but that!

Lor. Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way In both mine eyes he doubly sees himself:

Of Itarved people.
In each eye, one:-swear by your double self', Por. It is almoft morning,
And there's an oath of credit.

"And yet, I am sure, you are not satisfy'd

i Double is here put for full duplicity.

2 That is, his advantage.

Of

Of these events at full: Let us go in;
And charge us there upon inter'gatories,
And we will answer all things faithfully.

Gra. Let it be fo: The first intergatory, That my Nerissa mall be sworn on, is, Whether till the next night she had rather stay ; Or go to bed now, being two hours to day:

But were the day come, I should wish it dark, That I were couching with the doctor's clerk.

Well, while I live, I'll fear no other thing So fore, as keeping fure Nerul's ring.

[Excunt omnesa

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PERSONS REPRESENTE D.

DUKE.

William, in love with Audrey. FREDERICK, Brother on the Duke, and Ufcvper. Sir OLIVER MAR-TEXT, a vicar. Amexs, 1 Lorus attending upon the Duke, in CHARLES, wrestler to the isfurping Duke FredeJAQUES, S bis barikment.

rick. LE BEAU, a Courtier attending upon Frederik. Dennis, servant to Oliver. OLIVER, cldl.ft son to Sir Rowland de Boys. JAQUES, youn

ROSALIND, daugbier to the Duke. ORLANDO, younger brorber's to Oliver.

CELIA, daughter to Frederick. Adam, an old servant of Sir Roulard di Buys. PHEBE, a trepherdosso TOUCHSTONE, a Clown.

AUDREX, a country weneb.

A perfon rop denting Hymen. SILVIUS,

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Lords belenging to the rivo Duki; wich pages, forefiers, and other attendants. The SCENE lies, firsi, near Oliver's bors; and, afterwards, partly in the Duki's co:era, and partly

in the foreji of Arden.

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of a brother, and, as much as in bin lies, mines Oliver's Orchard.

my gentility with my education. This is it, Adam,

that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, Enter O-lands and Adam.

which i think is within me, begins to mutiny Oriunde. As it this fathion bequeathed ine :--By though yet I know no wale remedy how to avoid

lit. uill, but a poor thousand crowns; and, as thou

Enter Oliver lay it, ciurgid my brother, on his bleiling, to treed me well : and there begins my fadness. My Adan. Yonder comes my inalter, your brother. brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report Orla. Gu apart, Adam, and thou shalt hear how speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part, he he will shake me up. keeps me ruftically at home, or, to ipeak more Oli. Now, fir ! what make you here? properly, itiys 1 me here at home, unkept : For Orla. Nothing : I am not taught to make any call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, thing. ibat diters not from the stalling of an ox? His Oii. What mar you then, fir ? horses are bred better ; for, besides that they are fair Orla. Murry, ir, I am helping you to mar that with their feeding, they are taught their manage, which God made, a poor unworthy brother of and to that end riders deurly hired: but I, his yours, with idieness. brother, gain nothing undet him but growth; for Oli. Nlarry, fir, be better employ'd, and be the which his animals on his dunghills are as much nought a while 2. bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so Orla. Shall I keep your hogs, and eat husks plentifully gives me, the fomething that nature with them. What prodigal portion have I spent, gave me, his countenance seems to take from me: that I fhould come to such perury? he lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place Oli. Know you where you are, sir?

I Dr. Warburton thinks we should read Nyes, i, e. keeps me like a brute. Le content to be a cypher, or of no consequence for the present.

? Probably rr.caning,

Orla.

young in this.

Orla. 0, sir, very well : here in your orchard. Oli. Good monsieur Charles !

-what's the new Oli. Know you before whom, fır?

new's at the new court? Orla. Ay, better than he, I am before, knows Cla. There's no news at the court, fir, but the me. I know you are my elder brother ; and, in old news: that is, the old duke is banilh d by his the gentle condition of blood, you muullio kilo! younger brother the new duke; and three or four me: The courtesy of nations allows you my ttdistyslaving lords have put themielves into voluntary in that you are the first-born ; but the fame t.- exile with him, whose lands and revenues enrich dition takes not away my blood, were there twenty the new duke, therefore he gives them goou leave brothers betwixt us ; I have as much of my father to wander. in me as you ; albeit, I conteis your coming before Oli. Can you tell, if Rofalind, the old duke's me is nearer to his reverence.

daughter, be banih'd with her father? Oli. What, boy!

Cha. (), 110 ; for the new duke's daughter, her Orla. Come, come, elder brother, you are too coulin, so loves her,--being erer from their cradies

bred together,-that she would have followed her Oli. Wilt thou lay hands on me, villain?? exile, or have died to stay behind her. She is at

0-la. I am no villain 2 : I am the youngest son the court, and no less beloved of her uncle than of fir Rowland de Boys; he was my father; and his own daughter ; and never two ladies loved as he is thrice a villain, that says, such a father begot they do. villains: Wert thou not my brother, I would not Oli. Where will the old duke live? take this hand from thy thrott, 'till this other had Ch.. They fay, he is already in the forest of pulled out thy tongue for saying fo; thou hast rail'd Arden, and a many merry men with him ; and on thyself.

there they live like the old Robin Hood of EngAdim. Sweet masters, be patient; for your land: they say, many young gentlemen flock to fathetis rcmcmbrance, be at accord.

bim every day; and feet the time carelesly, as 011. Let me go, I say.

they did in the golden world. Orla. I will no, 'till I picase ; you fall hear Oli. What, you wrestle to-morrow before the me. My father charg'd you in his will to give m:new duke? good education: you have train d me up like a Cba. Mirry, do I, fir, and I come to acquint peasant, obfuring and hiding from me all ge::-:ou with a matter. I am given, fir, secretly to fleman-like qualities: the spirit of my father grow up dertand that your younger brother Oilunc!o hath strong in me, and I will no longer endure it :fi disposition to conie in diguis d against me to try therefore allow me such exercises as may become fill : To-liborrow, fir, I wreitle for my credii; a gentleman, or give me the poor allottery my 1004 he thit cicapes me without some bro'cen lirib, father left me by teftament; with that I will sin lcquirium well. Your brother is but you.is, buy my fortunes.

andet"; 207!, for your lure, I wouli he lot Oli. And what wit thou do? hogy when thailio fuil him, as I must, for mwe own honour, if is spent > Well, sir, get you in : I will not longjize come in : therefore, out of my love to you, I be troubled with you: you 'hall have done part of came hither to a quaint you withais; that either your will : 1 pray you, leave me.

1; u m...t1: Jy him from his intendnient, or brook Orla. I will no further ottenu you than becomes the diigrace well as he thall run into; in that me for my good.

it is a thing of his own ierci), and altogether Oli. Get you with bim, you old dog.

492111t ry wil. Adam. Is old dog my res.rd? Most true, 1 Oli. Charles, I thank thee for thiy love to me, have loft my teeth in your service.--God be with which thou shalt find, I will moit kindly require. my old master, he would not have spoke such a I had myteit notice of my brother's purpose herein, word.

[Extent Oriardo and adam. and have by underhand means laboured to dillade Oli. Is it even for begin you to grow upon me: him from it; but he is refolute. I'll tell thee, I will phyfick your rankacís, and yet give no thou-Charles,-i is the stubborneit young fellow of sand crowns neither. Hulla, Dennis !

France; full of anibition, an envious emulator

of every man's good parts, a secret and villainous Erier Dennis.

contriver againfi me his natural brother ; therefore Den. Calls your worship?

use thy diicretion ; I hidas lief thou didst break his Oli, Was not Charles, the duke's wrestler, here neck, as his finger; and thou wert best look to't; to speak with me?

for if thou dust liim arry Night disgrace, or if he do Den. So please, he is here at the door, and im-Inoi miglotily grace hiilelf on thee, he will practise portures accels to you.

| againit theo by poiton; entrap thee by some tre301.. Call him in [Exit Denni..] 'Twill be a cherous device; and never leave thee, 'till he hath good way; and co-morrow the wrestling is. ta'en thy life by come indirect means or other : Enter Charles

for, I affure thee, and almost with tears I speck

it, there is not one to young and so villainous tlas Cba. Good-morrow to your worship. Iday living. I speak but brotherly of him ; but

i l'illiin here means, a wicked or bloody Tikin. of low extraltion.

2 But in this place Orlando uses it fut a fele w

hould

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